Work began today in the Ponticelli district of Naples on the demolition of a stretch of the 220 kV Castelluccia - San Sebastiano overhead power line. The works, expected to take around two weeks, will also affect the municipalities of Cercola and San Sebastiano al Vesuvio in the province of Naples over the next few days. Two km of overhead lines and six pylons will be removed, freeing up five hectares of land in highly urbanised areas.
The demolition of the electricity pylons was made possible by the completion of a new underground power line approximately 7 km in length between the Castelluccia electrical substation and the San Sebastiano primary cabin. The works, supported by a €16.5 million Terna investment, have increased the efficiency of the local electrical power supply, upgrading it to meet growing energy demands in an area of considerable residential and industrial development.
As provided for in the protocol agreed by Terna and the Municipality of Naples in 2020, these works are part of an extensive plan now under way to overhaul the electricity grid in the metropolitan area. This plan, when completed, will make the electricity transmission service more efficient and sustainable by replacing old liquid-oil insulated cables with latest generation cables. The agreement also provides for the demolition of 10 km of 60 kV overhead power lines in the city of Naples, which will leave around 25 hectares of land free from the impact of the existing electricity infrastructure.
Terna, which manages 3,500 km of high and extra-high-voltage lines and 60 electrical substations in the region, is rolling out its 2021-2025 'Driving Energy' Business Plan and will invest over €1 billion in Campania to develop the resilience of the local electricity grid in the context of the energy transition promoted by the company. The planned works will involve over 350 companies and 1500 personnel.
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